The best things in life are free, or expensive.

gardens1Shops and diners reopen for the season, and their prices have gone up – eight bucks for a bowl of sweet potato fries?! Thankfully, some things are still free – ocean smell, breeze, the pink of a cherry tree in full bloom, the sound of laughter from an unseen source, off-tune songs sung at dusk.


Jenna Beaulieu

About Jenna Beaulieu

Jenna is a writer and fine art photographer who recently moved from the Saint John Valley region to the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. She’s a fan of excellent music, homemade gravy, and colored pencils (also, short books and long books, good pens, flannel, and when the June bugs don’t really come out much that year). For more about Jenna and her work, visit her website at